“The ABC has three distinct benefits for me and my firm. First, the presentations are informative and address issues relevant to my practice, be it marketing techniques or improving my online presence. Second, I have received referrals from fellow members within my...Read More
It’s hard to disassociate Miami sports and LeBron James. Since coming to Florida, the basketball player has certainly made an impact with his team. As such, it may not be surprising to hear that James made it to number two on the list of the highest-earning athletes in the nation. The primary source of that income, however, may catch some readers off guard.
According Sports Illustrated, James earns $17.55 million from the Heat each year, but makes total of $56.55 million annually. Where does the difference come from? Some may argue that James is the best basketball player in the game, but there is no doubting that he makes more in endorsements than any other professional athleteRead More
A Florida firm is under fire from federal officials after administrators allegedly required company employees to practice Scientology. The company, Dynamic Medical Services, is facing a variety of accusations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after compelling at least four employees to participate in the religious services. Two employees were allegedly wrongfully terminated because they refused to comply.Read More
By W. Aaron Daniel Last Friday, the Fifth District Court of Appeal reminded practitioners that the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure are not just helpful suggestions. In Hagood v. Wells Fargo, 5D12-2016, (Fla. 5th DCA May 17, 2013), the Fifth took three attorneys to task for a parade of errors that ran afoul of the Rules, issuing this general disclaimer for unsuspecting readers:
[WARNING:] The quality of the legal work performed by [the] attorneys in this case is disturbing.Read More
Since 2005, one woman has been actively involved with the Miami sports scene, first as a cheerleader for the Dolphins and more recently as a dancer for the Magic. Although Tiffany Pearl is still connected to the sports world as an entertainer, she is using her talents a slightly different fashion. Recently, the National Basketball League announced they would be would be working with Pearl to launch a fashion-forward women’s merchandise line.Read More
A unanimous vote from the town of Medley, Florida, has settled a wrongful termination suit that had been filed against the town by two former police officers. The two officers had been fired in September after being accused of participating in a traffic accident cover-up.
The officers chose to file the suit in October, alleging the police chief did not have sufficient evidence or permission under the town charter to order their employment termination. Only the town council is permitted to fire police officers in the area; that much is stated in the officers’ collective bargaining agreement.Read More